CFLO-FM

CFLO-FM, Mont-Laurier

Soneme Inc

StationYearFreq.PowerOwner/Info
CFLO-FM
1995
104.7
10,000
Soneme Inc
CFLO-FM
1995
104.7
10,980
Soneme Inc.
CKML-AM
1966
610
1,000
Radio Cote-Nord Inc.
1963

Radio CKML Inc. opened station CKML on May 19. It operated on a frequency of 610 kHz and had a full-time power of 1,000 watts. The “ML” in the call sign: Mont Laurier.

 

1965 

CKML was an affiliate of the CBC's French-language network. Conrad Prenoeau was president of Radio CKML Inc. and Jean M. Legault was CKML's manager.

 

 

 

Undated

CKML was purchased by Radio Mont Laurier Ltee.

 

1976

On January 23, Radio CKML Inc. was given approval to transfer shares as follows: 27.2% from A. Michaudville to P.E. Lesage; 3.2% from l’Avante Garde Laurentienne Inc. to J.L.O. Picard; 0.8% from L. Cyr to A. Michaudville.

 

1979

CKML was affiliated with the Telemedia network.

 

1982

Radio Mont Laurier Ltee. acquired CKLR-AM L’Annonciation. CKLR became a rebroadcaster of CKML. CKLR had been on the air since 1975.

 

1984

CKML and CKLR disaffiliated from the Radio-Canada network and joined the Telemedia network.

 

1986

In October, CKML and CKLR left the air when the licensee went into bankruptcy.

 

1988

CKML and CKLR were sold by Moquin, Girard, Giroux Inc., trustee of the assets of Radio Mont-Laurier Ltée to Alain Desjardins, on behalf of a company to be incorporated (would become Sonème Inc.)

 

Undated

CKLR returned to the air as CKLO.

 

1990

CKLO was given approval to increase night-time power from 250 to 1,000 watts.

 

1991

CKML became CFLO.

 

1995

On February 16, the CRTC approved the application for a French-language FM station (Group I - Pop, Rock and Dance) consisting of an originating station at Mont-Laurier on the frequency 104.7 MHz (channel 284B) with an effective radiated power of 10,980 watts, and for a transmitter at L'Annonciation, on the frequency 101.9 MHz (channel 270A) with an effective radiated power of 1,150 watts. This application was filed by the licensee of CFLO-AM Mont-Laurier and its transmitter CKLO-AM L'Annonciation with a view to converting the station to FM. The licence would expire August 31, 1997. The applicant advised the Commission that the transmitter in L'Annonciation would only be implemented if required in order to improve the signal quality in the Vallée de la Rouge, should coverage by the Mont-Laurier transmitter prove to be inadequate. The Commission noted the applicant's commitment not to solicit advertising in Maniwaki and Saint-Jovite. The applicant proposed to broadcast 70 hours of local programming per broadcast week.

CFLO 610 was replaced by CFLO-FM and CKLO 1490 was replaced by CFLO-FM-1.

2007

The CRTC approved the transfer of the ownership and effective control of Sonème inc. from Guy Crépeau, Alain Desjardins and André Desjardins (each holding an indirect voting interest of 33.33%) to Dominic Bell, Stéphane Bell and Sylvain Lacasse (each holding an indirect voting interest of 33.33%). Sonème is licensee of CFLO-FM Mont-Laurier and its transmitter CFLO-FM-1 l'Annonciation, Quebec.

 

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